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FINAL EDITION " ' ' FINAL EDITION '
MEN TAKE NOTICE! THERE'S AN ARTICLE IN
TODAY'S PAPER THAT'S fOR GIRLS. ONLY
THE DAY BOOK
Editor and. Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL. ?, NO. 142 Chicago, Saturday, March 15, 1913
MRS. XLARKSON ,TO GIVE HUSBAND CHANCE
TO PLEAD FOR HER FORGIVENESS
Pastor's Wife Who Ran Away with Thief She Didn't Love
Quite Willing to Let Bygones Be Bygones Says
" All ihe Trouble Was Caused by Her Eyes.
Mrs. .Mabel Clarkson, the woman
who ranjawaV-fromvlier pastor hus
band and Aye. children with, .a thief,
was released' by .the Milwaukee po
And, she is icbmlng- rightback, to
Chicago? to -give her husband, the
Rev. Nestor K'Clarlcs'ona chance to.
ask her to. forgive him "for letting her
run away with O.wen D.'Conri, the
thief. -. ,
'Clarkson says he' may forgive 'his
4476 Choctaw avenue, trying to "fig
ure out whatJs the. duty' of' a Chris
tian and a minister, of tbfe gospel to
do .under sucn circumstances.
Clarkson says, hemay fogrive his
wife if she is. properly repentant.
Mrs. Clarkson says she is repentant,
"because she didn't have at all a, good
time after running ayay with Conn.
But she isn't going 'to ask her ius
band to forgive.her. She expects him
to ask her forgiveness.
Conn recently-was arrested in. San
Francisco, and under the gentle
urgings of a third, degree Sweating,
confessed to' a long listpf burglaries.
.Also, "he boasted of the women' who;
bad loy.e'd Idm,. naming' Mrs. .Clarke
son and Mrs. Katherine M. Pope, of
Detroit, in particular.
He told how he first saw Mrs.
Clarkson .in the county jail in Chi
cago; how she immediately had fallen
in love with .him, and how she ha'd
,leftv.husband arid children to- elope
Also, he declared that Mrs. Clark
sori.had instigated, a -number of his
robberies and had profited by them.
It was this! last that led the San
Francisco police to -ask the Milwau
kee authorities to arrest Mrs. Clarke
son. ' - ,
In Milwaukee, Mrs. Clarkson was
found living in poverty under her
maiden name of Mabel. D. Ott. After
she had told her story, the JSan
Francisco p"olice decided they did not
want her and wired Milwaukee to, re
lease her. v
Mrs .Clarkson's story differed al
together from that told by Conn as to
her adventure in love. ;
"I never was in love with Conn,"
she declared. 'T never was in love
with any man except my 'husband,
and iny love for him d(d not last very